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Thread: July 2021 Frugal Chatter--treats for the heat!

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    Break out the summer treats or refreshing fruits! We got through the first half of 2021, Smart Canucks-style!
    Hello, July!
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    Nordstrom Canada is joining its US parent in celebrating their Anniversary Sale this month. There are two categories of events in Canada that require RSVP and or fees (the other events are US only):
    https://nordstromrsvp.com/anniversaryevents

    As I understand it, Nordstrom US gives its cardholders a preview of the sale before it opens to everyone. That may apply to the Canadian sale as well.

    https://nordstromrsvp.com/AnniversaryRules

    I don't know if the Nordstrom Rack (clearance stores) are doing anything in relation to the Anniversary sale.
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    Thank you @Ciel21 for starting this thread
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    I am so happy called my hairdresser and she will fit me in on friday before my daughter comes with sebastian on sunday .
    I will have no time this summer watching the 3 grandkids off and on .

    Happy dance for me .

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    Today was the last day of my 10 month teaching contract. I am now unemployed. I continue to check job postings and apply for appropriate positions that I find, but no interviews yet.
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    June savings total was $429.36

    Coupons used $69.46
    10% off Tuesday $19.47
    Amazon gc - Swagbucks $10
    PCO - NF $30
    Air Miles $80
    CO51 $24.33
    SCOP $14
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    $10 - Sobeys Activia promo
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    Stuff Sold $110
    Garden veggies $22
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    @coupongirl yay for a haircut. My excitement is a mani pedi Monday. I am also off work until Tuesday so yay. But I am one of this women that nails are my indulgence and I currently have bare nails for the 1st in 4 yrs. so I can’t wait.
    my Costco rebate cheque arrived yesterday. Clearly my Costco spend was up in 2020 as this rebate covered my membership and then some. It was immediately spent on some treats, clothes for me a new bed for the dog and some food of course.
    Friends don't let real friends pay full price.

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    Good Morning Everyone,
    Yesterday got away from me. I was trying to get a few things off my plate, it was 1 pm and I was working away next thing I knew it was 5 pm no plan for dinner and I still had one thing I had to take care of before I could take today off.

    Last night we just made waffles for dinner, they have become one of our favourite fast go to meals, it was after 5 when we started cooking but still we were done dinner by 6. Granted we eat well they cook which saves us some time.

    I have 4 days off and I am torn, do I spend 4 days chilling watching Netflix or do I get all the thing I want/need to get done, done. I just feel like there is so much I want to tackle.

    Going to finish my tea and go from there.

    Have a wonderful day everyone and Happy Canada Day
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    @SassyAshley I’d recommend a bit of both. Spend part of the day relaxing, but also tackle a few things. Sometimes I’d take Saturday to get groceries, do some laundry, but also relax and watch tv. Sunday I would get some of my school/work done, bath the kids, vacuum the house. I can’t claim that I always had balance, but I certainly tried to give myself some slack.
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    Sassy - do a bit of both... or make it a game... if you get x and x done... you get 2 netflix. ya know. ... or set a timer..

    for me ... today.... i am waiting for a sinus pill to set in... then .. tackle the front porch.. ... 15 min tops.
    and kitchen.... then break... and bathroom... and playrooms...

    supper ... bbq- m and m meat shop sent me a 10.00 coupon .. i sent oldest to pick up a pkg of pork cutletts.. omg ... add in any swear words , even with the coupon it was freaking expensive. certainly not doing that without a huge coupon.



    ok.. july .. i have a few goals for the last half of the year. i am going to focus on frugal , try to get a few costs down. and really focus on where i spend my extra money. i have been trying to support small biz more.

    ok.. today.. frugal activity.. ... i am cutting out the play mats , i will use these for on the tuff tray , or my sensory bin for different activities and exploration events.
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    Thanks @Angela273 & @Giseledta that is exactly what I did decided to knock out what I could this morning and this afternoon will be a bit more chill, unless I can talk Mom into cleaning out our Front Closest. I desperately want to turn our Front Hall Closets into a our cleaning storage area but right now it is full of stuff. Mom agrees with my idea but it isn't a high priority for her and there is a lot of her stuff in the closet.

    I also love the timer, I used the timer all the time. If working remotely I use a timer for breaks to make sure I take my break. Sounds funny right? But so many times I will get a call and get pulled back so instead of a 15 minute break I take a 2 minute break so now I am in the habit of going back to take the rest of my break. I also use a timer when I have little ambition I set it for 15 minutes and tell myself I have to get at least 15 minutes of cleaning done.

    I got a good chunk of my to-do-list for today done:
    Kitchen Floor - Done, Swept & Mopped
    Dishes - Done
    Fridge Cleaned Out - Done, found a few things I need to use up and e did some food waste this week
    Snack Shelf Cleaned/Reorganized - Done
    Rice - Done, I had a large bag to break down and put in my Stockpile Room

    The one thing I did not get done was cleaning the bathroom, I may or may not do that this afternoon, there is always tomorrow.

    I also wanted to do some grocery shopping but we will see, we have enough to get through the weekend so thinking I might wait till next week, we will see. Honestly, you never know I might wake up tomorrow and decide to go.

    I need to sort through my dinner ideas, I had 10 I wanted to try and I believe we have made 8 of the 10 recipes so I need to make another list of new recipes we can try. Plus I still have not figured out dinner tonight yet.
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    I was gonna say that to sassy -a bit of both .

    I watched a movie from the library this morning "after the wedding" before that i hung a load on the small line .Finished washing and drying my dear son's clothing .

    Cut the front lawn as hubby (went to the hospital yesterday and has a bruised rib) i dropped him off and picked him up.

    Then i sat on my neighbours front lawn and chatted til it rained just now .See if something doesnt get done there is always the weekend .

    My daughter is packing up her belongings today in toronto ,to get ready to move here with sebastian .Of course she took friday and monday off work to get settled here.

    Supper will be leftover chicken ceasar salad for me and 2 pizza slices for hubby .

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    @coupon girl hope your hubby feels better soon a bruised rib is extremely painful.

    I bruised my ribs as a teenager and it was one of the worst injuries I have had because the pain is always there. I remember the night I did it Mom came to check on me and asked how I was and my response was "rollings a b*tch" she still makes fun of me for that one.
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    I slept in today which was nice. My honey made us a vegan breakfast (tofu like eggs and I honestly didn't notice a difference! Tasted like eggs with onion and peppers)

    Have a load in the washer. Kitchen is clean. Cleaned out the fridge a bit. Went to the ATM to take my fun money out and add it to my wallet for when I am ready to start spending. Had my eyebrows waxed today It's been a good day with no plan.
    Youngest DS works at 5 so I will pop in RCSS on the way home from dropping him off and see it there are any deals.

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    I was on Pinterest looking up some Dinner Ideas, took a break and ended up falling asleep on the couch for about 15 minutes.

    After my nap I thought about cleaning the Bathroom but decided to take a nice relaxing shower instead.

    Is anyone else's favourite part of cleaning the nice relaxing ​shower at the end?

    Oh and I taught Mom how to use the Instant Pot, she wanted to Steam some Broccoli to make a Broccoli Salad. I am really becoming more comfortable with the Instant Pot and am getting more comfortable with the Air Fryer too. I really do love our Air Fryer, it is one of my better purchases.

    Dinner tonight will be Chicken Caesar Wraps with Oven Fries, I have some Tortillas and Romaine to use up.
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